Let’s be clear from the beginning: this is a home for the anti-minimalist. There is intricate woodwork and exposed brick and nary a smooth surface in sight. Unless you have a preternatural affection for peeling, you pretty much have to love massively patterned wallpaper to love this home. And we’re talking Wes Anderson levels of wallpaper.
The home is sumptuously appointed, befitting its prime, museum(s)-adjacent location in Fairmount. It features four bedrooms and two full baths, decorated with rich colors and the aforementioned wallpaper. It also boasts a lovely, brick-arched kitchen outfitted with a Wolf dual-fuel stove and a Sub Zero refrigerator. The kitchen leads out to a landscaped deck by way of a perfect little reading nook.
There are also oak floors, a mahogany stair, fireplaces, cedar closets and plenty of leaded glass. All of which pales in comparison to the home’s biggest perk (if you’ve ever tried parking in Fairmount): dedicated one-car parking for a compact or sub-compact.
The home is also crammed with built-in bookshelves — and not only in the room currently being used as an office. Shelving is everywhere in this property, from the island in the kitchen to the living room to the sunny nook off the kitchen. And what are bookshelves without reading benches? They are built in just about everywhere too.
THE FINE PRINT
Square feet: 2,340
2116 Green Street
Listing: 2116 Green Street, Philadelphia, PA 19130 [Coldwell Banker Preferred]